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For sale: ex-RAF Tornado fighter jet listed on car selling website

A ex-RAF Tornado has been placed up for sale on a car listings website

For sale: an ex-RAF Tornado complete with ejection seats and with one careful owner - who just happens to be Queen Elizabeth II.

Pistonheads car listings are perhaps best known for its rare and classic cars, but one Yorkshire firm has taken to the platform to sell a genuine military jet.

The listing, whose price will only be revealed on application, says the aircraft still has its five-point pilot harness, on board computer, fire extinguisher and even a tape player.

Sadly, the cannons have been removed and the plane cannot fly. Instead it is for display use only and Jet Art Aviation Ltd, which is selling the plane, says it will need a 'big garden' and an understanding spouse if you are interested in buying it.

"Definitely one for the petrol head who has everything.... apart from a Tornado Jet parked on the drive way. One former careful lady owner (HRH Elizabeth II) maintained this vehicle regardless of cost.

It even describes the perfect buyer, saying: "(The plane is) Perfect for: annoying the neighbours, impressing the girls or boys, testing your marital harmony, and keeping up with the Jones'. Telling your mates in the pub what you just bought and the look on the Tesco man’s face when he delivers your shopping......priceless."

The Tornado was built in 1980 and was one of 992 which were produced between 1978 and 1998. They were active in the 1991 Gulf War and during the Kosovo War, the Iraq War and in Afghanistan and Syria.

The jet is listed for sale on Pistonheads by Jet Art Aviation Ltd , which sells aviation equipment such as ejector seats and plane parts from its Yorkshire base.


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